The burning American tanker Mississinewa, attacked by the Japanese man-controlled torpedo

tanker Mississinewa

The burning and drowning American Mississinewa tanker (USS Mississinewa (AO-59)) with a displacement of 11,116 tons, attacked by a Japanese man-controlled torpedo on Ulithi Atoll (Karolinsky Islands). November 20, 1944 at 5:00 47 minutes, one of the Japanese man-controlled torpedoes (“kaiten”), released from an oceanic submarine struck a tanker. Loaded with crude oil and plenty of fuel for ships and planes, it exploded. 50 crew members were killed.

The picture was taken from the American tanker “Taluga”.


 

 

Location: Ulithi, the Carolinas
Date: November 20, 1944

In : 1944

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